328 - The Ecological Age: Ushering a New Age for Parks in the Face of Climate Change

Thursday, September 28
9:45 AM–11:00 AM

Location: Room RO8

Days: Thursday, 28 September
Track: Conservation
NRPA Three Pillars: Conservation
Session Type: Education Session

Climate change has overwhelmingly been recognized as one of the most urgent threats to our communities and our environment. Parks play a unique role in providing respite, infrastructure, adaptation and mitigation strategies for urban communities. The focus on climate change and adaptation provides a unique opportunity for a new ecological era for parks with a focus on investment in restoration and protection of natural areas.

CEU Credits: 0.1

Learning Outcomes:
How to communicate the value of parks and role in climate change adaptation
Funding strategies to facilitate restoration and natural resource management
Balancing ecological restoration with infrastructure services and outdoor recreation